6 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

6 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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6 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Jalpaiguri
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Jalpaiguri

3
nights
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Family-friendly places like Nathula Pass and Hanuman Tok will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, meet the residents at Himalayan Zoological Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gangtok route builder .

Jalpaiguri to Gangtok is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

2
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and then take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling attractions planning site .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 2 hours. In December in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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